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Howard Community College

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Tuition & Fees

$6,960

Average Salary in 10 Years

$44,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Howard Community College

Howard Community College is located in Columbia, Maryland. It is a mid-size public school and offers undergrad programs. It has 9,476 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Education, and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. 19% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,100.

About
🗺 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
🌐 www.howardcc.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

19%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

18%

Women Graduation Rate

21%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Howard Community College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$7,907
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$6,960
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$7,819
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$6,604
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$9,035
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$96
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Howard Community College would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Howard Community College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

57%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

12%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Howard Community College you can visit www.howardcc.edu/admissions-aid/pay-for-college/financial-aid/.

Howard Community College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $7,819
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $6,604
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Howard Community College?

Howard Community College students, on average, make $44,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Howard Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

6.6%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Howard Community College.

Median Earnings of Students from Howard Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Howard Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Howard Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Howard Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Howard Community College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

6.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Howard Community College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

5.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Howard Community College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Howard Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

14
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$78,664
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Howard Community College?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

9,476

Total Students

9,476
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

61%

Students over 25

34%

Student Median Household Income

$91,221
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

56%
of undergraduates

Men

44%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Howard Community College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students

5%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Howard Community College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Howard Community College study?

Howard Community College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Howard Community College are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Education
  5. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Approximately 92% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Howard Community College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

48%

Students Who Transfer Out of Howard Community College

19%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Howard Community College has a retention rate of 69% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

781
8% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Howard Community College has around 781 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 8% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Howard Community College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Maryland
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Maryland tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 60% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 34% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.